Luis Rey "Louie" Tijerina II
1988 - 2009
BORN
1988
DIED
2009
ODESSA Luis Rey "Louie" Tijerina, II was born in Odessa, Texas, to Luis Rey Tijerina, Sr. and Grace Bustamante Tijerina at the Women's and Children's Hospital April 12, 1988, and died Aug. 25, 2009.

Louie is survived by his mother, Grace Leyva and her husband Al; by his father, Luis Rey Tijerina, Sr. and his wife Carolina; one sister, Veronica Diane Corrales and her husband Jacob, all of Odessa. He is also survived by two grandmothers, Lourdes Tijerina of Copperas Cove, Texas, and Anita Bustamante of Marfa, Texas; three uncles and one aunt on his father's side, one uncle and one aunt on his mother's side, and several cousins on both sides of the family; along with one nephew, Austin Jacob Corrales of Odessa.

Louie was a kind, considerate compassionate and generous young man that loved life and lived it day-by-day. He was able to be a part of several miracles at his passing by donating organs, eyes and tissues to recipients in need to give them a new lease on sight and life.

Services are slated at the Martinez-Smith Funeral home in Odessa. Friday will host the viewing service at 7 p.m. and Saturday the Memorial Service will commence at 10 a.m. with the interment following immediately after at the Rose Hill Cemetery. A reception will be held at the Holy Redeemer Catholic church Hall following all of the funeral services.

Louie's entire family would like to thank everyone for all of their prayers and well wishes during his nine-day stay in the Medical Center Hospital Intensive Care Unit. They would also like to extend a heartfelt Thank you to the entire staff of the ICU at the hospital for having cared for their loved one in his time of need.
Published by Odessa American on Aug. 27, 2009.
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Loui..Going through some old photos and I found some of us. Cant help but wonder what youd be doing now days. Definitely miss you and all the crazy times we had. I pray one day we meet again. Until then it's all love my bro, thoughts and well wishes are with your family.
Sammy Jordan
Family
October 9, 2020
I'm not sure if anybody checks this still other than me or if anyone writes to your parents to see how they are doing but i write to you, and even though your gone i still celebrate your birthday every year. I miss you best friend and i wish you were here one last time so i can tell you " Louie your pants are falling". I know i was just a little girl when i knew you but i remember every moment with you. I love you!!
Rubi Navarrete
Friend
September 5, 2018
Dear Louie,
It's been 8 almost 9 years but I still remember when you use to come around and you had your pants low, I would tell you " Louie your pants are falling". When i was still in Odessa i would visit your grave just to talk to you. On your birthday I always bake you a cake even though you ain't here to eat it. I remember the last time i saw you all i could do was cry but now I know your in a better place. Your my angel looking over me from above. You will always be missed my dearest friend. I love you! ~R.I.P Louie~
Rubi Mendez- Navarrete
Friend
February 5, 2018
Rubi Navarrete
Friend
February 2, 2018
HEY LOUIE MY LOSER I MISS U SO MUCH EVERYDAY I STILL CANT ACCEPT THA FACT THAT UR GONE.... U WERE MY BESTFRIEND,SOULMATE AND MOST OF ALL MY HEART I CANT WAIT TO SEE U AGAIN IN HEAVEN,,, I STOPED BY UR GRAVE YESTERDAY AND DIDNT WANNA LEAVE IF I COULD GO BAK I WOULD OF DIED FOR U OR SAVED U I MISS U MORE AND MORE EVERYDAY MONDAY WAS 5MNTHS U BEEN GONE AND IT BROKE MY HEART WELL IM ALWAYS GOING TO LOVE U AND I WILL NEVER LET U BE FORGOTTEN R.I.P BABY,,, AND TO HIS FAMILY LOUIE WAS A GREAT GUY HE WAS ALWAYS HERE FOR ME AND NEVER LET ME DOWN BUT I NEVER KNEW HOW MUCH I TRULY LOVED HIM UNTIL WE PUT HIM IN THA GROUND =( WELL MY LOVE GOES OUT TO YALL..... VANNAH NUNEZ (ODESSA TEXAS)
vannah nunez
January 27, 2010
i luv && miss u soo much louie i keep u in my prayers & wear ur fav air jordan shirt i "borrowed" from u :*D remember!? almost everynight! ur n a better place now but ur always in my heart - xoxo,
ashley lopez
September 16, 2009
Rest.in'Peac
dear louie ...yuu will
be missed deeply
we love yuu
Laurissa Marie
September 3, 2009
We are so sorry for your loss. Heart felt thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family and the lives that Louie touch at this difficult time of sorrow. Louie's love will live on in your hearts forever. May the Creator give you his strength. Love Sandra and Ryne
Sandra Luna
September 2, 2009
Our deepest condolences are with you and your family at this time of sorrow and grief.
Delfino & Lupe Mancha
September 1, 2009
we will miss you louie....rest in peace now && we will always love && remember you!!!!
-xoxo
Bre'Ann Lerma
August 31, 2009
Grace, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help at your hour of need. Our prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time, may the loving memories of Louie help you thru the day. God Bless you and your family
Nicky & Cindi Hernandez, Sr.
August 29, 2009
Grace, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help at your hour of need. Our prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time, may the loving memories of Louie help you thru the day. God Bless you and your family
Nicky & Cindi Hernandez,Sr.
August 29, 2009
Luis R Tijerina Sr,Please accept my Deepest sympathies.I have you all in my heart and In my prayers.Anna with Wilco Building.
Anna Suarez
August 29, 2009
Luis, we wanted you to know how saddened we all were at the loss of your son. Many years have passed since we saw you but know that you are always part of our family. May God bless you all and we pray for your faith in God and the beautiful memories you have of your son to console you daily. Know that our family is always there if you need anything.

Maria (Estrada) Luna
and family
Maria (Estrada) Luna
August 29, 2009
With all my heart I wish I could be there with you today, but I am not able to make it. My prayers are with you and your family. God Bless You All.
Love you your Comadre
Rebecca Santoyo
August 29, 2009
We grew up with Louie! Living next door to the Tijerina family was like living next door to family. We played football in the street together, hung out on the brick fence outside his house, played in his backyard as kids and those memories will never be forgotten. I still can't believe he's gone! We will miss him so much! My deepest condolences go out to his family.
Denise Anaya
August 28, 2009
Heart to Heart condolences to your family during this time. Our Spirits and prayers are with you and Louie.
Core Craft, etc. Family
August 28, 2009
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Anthony & Bianca Rosas
August 28, 2009
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you comfort through this tragic time.
Adams Family
August 28, 2009
My heartfelt deepest condolences goes out to the Tijerina Family. May God give you all the strength to endure this difficult time in your life. Louie will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace.

Baeza Family
August 28, 2009
Gracie, please accept our condolences. Even though, I didn't your son, by knowing his mother he must have been a great person. You are in our prayers.
Louis & Catarina Nava
August 28, 2009
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Oscar Lascano
August 28, 2009
My deepest condoloences go out to the family of your beloved "LOUIE." I for one will always remember the way that his positive attitude was contagious, and always made the day of anyone that he encountered. I can only hope that his peers will take this great quality from him and make his legacy last forever!

ARMANI BARRAGAN (Amigo's Bonding)
armani barragan
August 28, 2009
R.I.P LIL LOUIE !!! I KNOW YOUR IN A BETTER PLACE NOW AND I KNO THAT YOU ARE WATCHYN OVER ALL OF US EVEN THOUGH WE DIDNT TALK MUCH IM STILL GONNA MISS YOU ALOTT! YOU WER THE CRAZIEST/FUNNIEST GUYS I HAVE MET AND I WILL NVR FORGET YOU LOVE YOU !!!!! RIP LOUIE V :]
CHRISTI GOMEZ
August 27, 2009
My deepest condolences go out to the family of your beloved "LOUIE." I for one will always remember the way that his positive attitude was contagious, and always made the day of anyone that he encountered. I can only hope that his peers will take this great quality from him, and make his legacy last forever!

ARMANI BARRAGAN (Amigo's Bonding)
armani barragan
August 27, 2009
Please accept my heartfelt condolences in this time of great sorrow, my prayers go out to you. May the Creator comfort and bless you, and may the great winds bring you strength.
Linda C
August 27, 2009
Our deepest condolences are with you and your family at this time of sorrow and grief. Just know in your hearts that Louie is with Grandfather and that he is wrapped ever so gently in the white light of the purest love. God bless.
Shelly and Troy Edwards
August 27, 2009
I am deeply saddened by the news of Louie's journey home. I believe he is in a place of laughter, love and endless peace. For those left behind, our hearts will forever feel his absence. Take comfort in knowing you are loved....
Sarah Arredondo
Sarah Arredondo
August 27, 2009
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
Oscar Lascano
August 27, 2009
Know that your son lives in many.....My prayers are with the family...Audra Lozano Odessa, Tx.
Audra Lozano
August 27, 2009
Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the family and friends of Luis Tijerina. Luis was with us during the week days here at Bellows Systems. He worked hard and kept us all entertained with his singing and antics while working on the task at hand. Luis always had a smile on his face and in his heart. He has many friends here at BSI and will be missed by all.

Employee Family at Bellows Systems, Inc.
August 27, 2009
GOD BLESS YOU ALL IN THIS HARD TIME!ITS COMFORTING TO KNOW THAT WE WILL SEE LOUIE AGAIN SOMEDAY SOON IN A MUCH BETTER PLACE!WE LOVE YOU LOUIE!!
MARTIN AND CHRISTINA VASQUEZ
August 27, 2009
louie heyy yu fought strong & hard but it sad to see that yu had to go. im glad your an angel now not haveing to suffer no more may yu rest in paradise with the angels much love
gina munoz
August 27, 2009
My deepest thoughts, prayers & condolences go to each family member at this most sad time. Words fail me, so here is a poem I've always found helpful in times like these -

"I give you this one thought to keep -
I am with you still,
I do not sleep.

"I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn's rain.

"When you awaken in the morning hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft star that shines at night.

"Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there, I did not die.

"Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still,
in each new dawn."
Jean Nash
August 27, 2009
My deepest Sorrows, and my heart hurts, Little Louie will live in our hearts and mind. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Love Angela and Tonii Rodriguez
Angela Rodriguez
August 27, 2009
Grace, our deepest condolences go out to you and your family. Your family has been in our thoughts and prayers.
Lisa Nava
August 27, 2009
Luis made our days interesting, and laughable. For a young man, he had great work ethic, almost never missed a day, and very seldom late. Never shirked a task, didnt complain about a hard day.He and I worked hard the summer of 2008,we finished our project. I assure you most young men would have drug-up.I will miss him more than words can describe.I would walk into the shop yell out JUNIOR, he'd come a runnin', he would label his work gloves and safety shield with an artful JunYah.I grew to love this young man, BLESS this family for their loss.
James White
August 27, 2009
Grace, God bless you and your family during this unimaginable experience. I hope you find peace in your faith.
Mary Massengill
August 27, 2009
Our prayers are with you and your family. Know that you not alone because the Lord is always with all of you. He is carrying all of you in this difficult time. Louie is in the arms of the Lord and he is feeling no pain, only happiness while he is watching over his beautiful family.

Respectfully,
Arnold A. Olivas
Sylvia Olivas
Arnold A. Olivas
August 27, 2009
My god bless you and welcome you into his kingdom. What a beautiful place to be! Louie was a close friend of mine while in school and after graduation. He had a great personality & very amazing guy. I will miss his crazy text messages. He always made me smile and laugh. The memories we had will always be in my heart and so will he. My thoughts & prayers are with your family!! Love you lots! R.I.P. Louie!
Elizabeth Marruffo
August 27, 2009
To my cousin lulie ia will always carry u in my heartu were a good cuz and i loveu very much grandpa frosty is taking care of u know drop in on us every now and then stay cool hommie peace
billy jack
August 27, 2009
My prayers were with Louie when he was in the hospital and now I ask our Lord to open the doors of his kingdom and receive his son. I am also praying to our Lord to embrace Luis, Grace and Veronica and to walk by your sides during this difficult time.
Sylvia Mendez
August 27, 2009
PLEASE ACCEPT MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES I HAVE YOU ALL IN MY HEART AND IN MY PRAYERS..LOUIE I THANK GOD FOR BRINGING YOU INTO MY LIFE
YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME ILL CARRY YOU IN MY HEART UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN I LOVE YOU.
?NESSA
VANESSA REYES
August 27, 2009
Grace, Luis and Family,
My heatt goes out to you all.
I can't even imajine what it feels like to loose you son.
All my love and prayers,
Rose
Rose Khalsa
August 27, 2009
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
sandra navarrete
August 27, 2009
Louie,
My god bless you and welcome you into his kingdom. What a wonderful place to be. Give all the angels hugs and kisses for me. And I am honored to have known you!We all will miss your silly ways you use to make us laugh to the point of crying.My heart goes out to your mother Grace and father Luis and sister Veronica..RIP now and we will all be together some day..
Much love and Respect
Lisa Theodoroy (kickinghorse)Rose and Crystal and Gus
alicia Theodoroy
August 27, 2009
LOUIE,RIP
We will miss you!We loved you so very much.We will miss they way you always made us laugh.You were bigger then life.Now you are a free spirit with golden wings a beautiful angel to watch over us!I hate that you are gone.My prayers goes out to your mom and dad and sister.
Love always The Theodoroy and Rose and Crystal navarrette
Alicia Theodoroy
August 27, 2009
My thoughts go out to you all he will truly be missed. He was an amazing person god has him a beautiful angel now!!! Love you all, Rosa Mancha and Family
rosa mancha
August 27, 2009
Keeping you in our prayers and trusting that God will bring you comfort in the days ahead.
Pablo and Nancy Carrasco
August 27, 2009
Keeping you in our prayers and trusting that God will bring you comfort in the days ahead.
Pablo and Nancy Carrasco
August 27, 2009
My condolences are with the family. Louie You were a good friend and now you are our angel. So Louie watch over us and protect us from harm. You always knew how to bring a smile on our faces and u were always happy! Im so glad that I had the chance to spend sometime with you not to long ago! We will be missing you so much!
Martin Larez Jr.
August 27, 2009
Grace,Lewis & Veronica,
I pray that GOD will put his loving arms around you and give you strength and wisdom and guidance during this tragic time. There is no pain like losing a child, and God of all knows this! He will be with you and I lift you up in prayer each and every day...Love Missy
Missy Peterson
August 27, 2009
Luis, Our deepest condolences to you and your family during this very difficult time. Our prayers are with you and ask the Lord to give you strength and comfort only he can give. You are a good father and have many beautiful memories of your little boy. Love Joe and Rachel DelaCerda
Joe/Rachel DelaCerda
August 27, 2009
Grace and Luis,

We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your son Luis. Our prayers are with you both in this time of need.
Know that we will be praying for you and your family so that you may find comfort and understanding why the Lord has taken Luis at such a young age.

GOD Bless you, your cousin,
Victoria Chavez-Valles
August 27, 2009
Our prayers are with you and your family, Luis. Trust in the Lord, and lean not to your own understanding. Peace to you in this most difficult time.
Kirk & Mari (Spivey) Willis
August 27, 2009
God's blessings to all of you as you walk through these difficult days! My prayers are with you!
Dolores Pina
August 27, 2009
May god bless the entire family....Luis i will always admire your love and care you provided for Louie and Veronica...May god give you all the strength you deserve. Blessings
The Rodrigues FAMILY
A Rodriguez
August 27, 2009
I didn't know Louie, but he was friends with my son Martin Larez Jr. I got to see how it hurt my son so much that his friend was gone just like that when he had just spend some time with him not to long ago. We had Louie in prayers all the time he was in the hospital to the end. Now he is in a better place! My condolences are with the family.
Corina & Rene Mancha
August 27, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers to the entire family....Luis...i will always admire your love and care you provided for Veronica and Louie...take care of your self and may God give you all the strength you deserve
Rodriguez family
A Rodriguez
August 27, 2009
My condolences to the family. Louie I will remember the last time I saw you, we were all together with all of our friends & you were making us laugh so much!You knew how to put a smile on our faces! Not to long ago you were just our friend, but now you are our angel. So Louie watch over us and protect us from any harm. We are going to miss you so much!
Martin Larez Jr.
August 27, 2009
Grace,

I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. I pray that God will hold you close in your time of need.
Linda Adams
August 27, 2009
Our prayers are with you and your family in your time of grief. I pray that God gives you and your family the strength and peace in your heart. God bless you.
Bart & Yvette Gomez
August 27, 2009
Were so sorry that this had to happen, our hearts goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
Jackie Duarte
August 27, 2009
My heart hurt for you both. God had other plans for "Louie". He will now be with Our Lord Jesus Christ in Heaven. I love you both with all my heart and my prayers are for the family to deal with this great loss.
Your Comadre
Rebecca Santoyo
August 27, 2009
I'm so sorry for your loss, may God Bless you and give you peace during this difficult time.
Maria Gomez
August 27, 2009
You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
All of our love,
Brandt & Margaret Sayger
August 27, 2009
Our hearts go out to you in this time of grief. Our whole families support is with you, especially Jacob's.

Jo Ann & Javier Joven
Jacob & Tiffany Joven
Joey & Amanda Joven
Jo Ann Joven
August 27, 2009
Louie will be greatly missed by the Lara Family. Louie was a big part of my son Jacob's life, the two were the best of friends. My husband coached him in little league baseball. Myhusband Juan Jr. sent him to the all stars and he was very happy to have it there. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
August 27, 2009
Luis and Grace
There is so little a person can say in a sad and stressful time like this, but you are all in my prayers. I am so very sorry for your loss and pray that God's Grace will surround you and give you peace! Wendell Gregory
August 27, 2009
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
Mr.&Mrs.Jesus Villarreal Jr.
August 26, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Mary & Raul Tavarez
August 26, 2009
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